Stay tuned to EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and opportunities!  For more info s
ee the ENVS website
For credit-bearing internships for fall,summer & spring (you can do these all over the world!) see the Internship Program link.

Interested? Don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your particular goals:  

We also have a number of excellent local internships not listed below that may be just the right fit for you , from environmental and food justice to municipal recycling and energy management. 

January 28, 2014

January 28, 2014

This issue:

*Deis Impact, Sunday: Nail Salon Worker Exposure Study, 4-5pm SCC Multipurpose Rm 

*Summer Research: Study Moose & Wolves, and other Exciting Summer Internships!

*More Jobs and Internships to Explore.


Environmental Health Study Presentation, by the 

Environmental Health & Justice 2013 Justice Brandeis Semester Students

4:00-5:00pm This Sunday, Feb 2
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

Have you ever thought about just what you are breathing in at your local nail salon? Many nail salon workers, most of  them immigrants, work 8+ hours a day at their profession exposed to an array of toxic chemicals with little ventilation or personal protection. Current U.S. law  inadequately regulates the chemicals allowed in salon products, while increasingly more chemicals are being found to cause serious and lasting damage to human health from repeated exposure. The fall 2013 Environmental Health & Justice JBS students will share their findings from their study of worker chemical exposures in local Boston area nail salons, which they will present later this year at the Academy of Sciences International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology.


USDA National Organic Program: Compliance Officer Job: Apply by January 31!

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is currently recruiting for a "Compliance Officer" to work in the National Organic Program’s Compliance and Enforcement Division. The National Organic Program (NOP) is responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing the USDA organic regulations. This includes: developing and implementing the organic standards; enforcing organic production, handling, and labeling standards; and accrediting and training organic certifying agents.  The successful applicant for this position will review and analyze complaint case files, including evaluating facts, identifying potential violations, determining the elements needed to prove or disprove the allegations, and recommending a course of action. The incumbent will conduct investigations and develop case file materials and related documentation; and conduct follow-up monitoring to ensure operations remain in compliance after initial corrective actions are taken. 

This position is based in Washington D.C. and is a GS-9/11 position.  More information about the position and application instructions are at: 

Summer Unpaid Internships Researching Wolves & Moose

From the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Research Project: "You can join our
volunteer intern program for college students  
We are seeking volunteers to assist with data collection for the _2014_ summer field season. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable field experience while working in the remote and beautiful Isle Royale." <

Summer Paid Internship at Crater Lake National Park.  
Field Research in Limnology or Fisheries. See attached flier for more info.

The Center for EcoTechnology, Enviro-Business Jobs: The Center helps people in Massachusetts and the region save energy and reduce waste in their homes and businesses. "For more than 35 years we’ve offered proven advice and resources to help people save money and feel more comfortable at home and to help businesses perform better.  We're looking for motivated, driven staff to forward our green mission."

 The following positions are open (click link to view the full job description and application instructions):

 Technical Sales Representative – Waste Prevention Focus

 Technical Sales Representative – Energy Efficiency Focus

 Green Business Support Specialist – Energy Efficiency Focus

All open positions can be viewed at:


The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a full-time Program Associate to assist with implementation of its PowerSave Campus Program.  The Program Associate will work in the Alliance's Oakland, CA office.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy ( promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
The PowerSave Campus Program is a student-driven energy efficiency and workforce education and training initiative currently serving 16 campuses in California.  The program employs and manages paid student interns to develop and implement projects that promote careers in the sustainability field, generate energy savings on campus, increase awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourage the infusion of sustainability concepts into academic curricula.  Over 75 university students are employed yearly through the PowerSave Campus Program, each trained to emerge as a highly skilled sustainability and energy efficiency professional at the time of graduation.  For more information about the program, please visit:
Candidates must have exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills, along with experience in project management, team building, public speaking, and meeting facilitation.  In addition, candidates should be self-starters who can juggle multiple tasks with minimum supervision, have a good eye for detail and, at the same time, be capable of seeing the bigger picture. Experience working with campus sustainability initiatives is desirable, and a familiarity with energy efficiency technologies is a definite plus.
The Program Associate will work in the Alliance to Save Energy's field office located in downtown Oakland, CA which houses a small, collegial, and busy team of environmental education professionals.

MASSPIRG Campus Organizer Jobs: 
"MASSPIRG is part of a national federation called U.S.PIRG, with offices in 30 states across the country.
  We are looking to hire 25 graduating college students into our full-time Campus Organizer position. Organizers with U.S. PIRG will build a team of student activists and then work with them to do the research, advocacy and grassroots organizing it takes to win on critical public interest issues.  They will receive extensive training and work on one of 40 college campuses, running 3-6 campaigns at any given time getting real results for the campus, community and the state. After a year as an organizer, they will have the skills and experience it takes to become a leader and have given students the tools they need to make change happen.  But most importantly Campus Organizers will get the opportunity to make an impact on some of the most pressing issues facing our country today, including:
•       Health care: The cost of health care is skyrocketing. It’s time for insurers to deliver the care we pay for, and we are helping consumers use the new health insurance marketplaces to get quality care that won’t break the bank.
•       Transportation: It's time to build a transportation system for the 21st century. We're calling for greater investments in high-speed rail, public transit and a clean break from the car-centered, fossil-fuel driven policies of the past.
This past semester, organizers around the country helped to:
-       Put a recycling initiative on the 2014 ballot in Massachusetts by helping to collect over 30,000 citizen signatures
-       Release U.S.PIRG’s 28th annual ‘Trouble in Toyland” report to highlight dangerous toys on store shelves so consumers could be safe shoppers during the holiday season
-       Register thousands of college students in New Jersey to vote and make sure they turned out to the polls on Election Day   And many more!
I will be visiting campus on February 25 and 26 to conduct info sessions and interviews.
Interested students can apply online at or email for more information.

Orion Online Latest Listings
  The following are just some of the recent listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. For details on these positions and the many other listings, go to: .   Many of these are appropriate for academic credit.
Events Planner 
NJ Audubon Society 
Cape May, NJ 

Teacher Naturalist 
Catholic Youth Organization 
Monroe, WA 

Assistant Farm Manager 
Holcomb Farm 
West Granby, CT (near MA border) 

jobs & internships 
New Economy Coalition 
Cambridge, MA 

Manager of Summer Wilderness Trips 
Chewonki Foundation 
Wiscasset, ME 

Director of Outdoor Classroom 
Chewonki Foundation 
Wiscasset, ME 

Human Resource Manager 
Farm and Wilderness Foundation 
Plymouth, VT 

Resource/Crew/Maintenance Interns 
Farm and Wilderness Foundation 
Plymouth, VT 

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS in Field Ecology and Socio-Cultural Research 
Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program 
Ghent, NY 

Farm Internships 
Denver Urban Gardens 
Denver, CO 

Great Basin Institute / Nevada Conservation Corps 
Northern Nevada BLM offices